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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CCIS 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 01/05/2019 02/20/2019 04/06/2018 06/22/2018
Summer 2019 03/15/2019 04/01/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 04/08/2019 10/01/2019 10/05/2019 06/23/2020
Fall 2019 07/07/2019 10/01/2019 10/05/2019 12/21/2019
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: CCIS, Fee-Based Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Language Prerequisites: None Housing Options: Homestay, On Campus
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Elligibility: Sophomore
Host Country Language Courses Offered: Yes Non-MSU student: Yes
Program Inactive: No Subjects Available: Culture Courses, Japanese
Pre-Session Language: No Competitive Program: No
Program Description:

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Japan: KCP International Language Institute, Tokyo


Founded in 1983, KCP International, located in Tokyo, Japan, is recognized as a leader in Japanese language education. It is well known for its Japanese language and cultural immersion. KCP serves about nine hundred students per year. All instruction is in Japanese, but English-speaking staff provide extensive language support, including special tutorials, for US students as they learn the Japanese language. Semester students enroll in twelve credit hours of Japanese language. KCP offers cultural immersion through lectures and organized excursions. The Civilization and Culture course, taught in English, includes lectures that lay the groundwork in topics like Japanese classical entertainment, customs and lifestyles, business and economics, politics, history, and religion. Visits include trips to Kamakura, the Asakusa Temple, Nikko, the Edo-Tokyo museum, and Kabuki and Banraku theaters. In addition to Japanese culture and civilization classes, all KCP students can participate in optional activities such as the tea ceremony, anime, manga drawing, and many more.


KCP is located in Shinjuku, the business, entertainment, and shopping center of Tokyo. It is a fifteen minute walk from the Shinjuku Gyoenmae subway station.


The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), a partnership of colleges and universities—two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign—encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international/intercultural perspectives within the academic community.

Founded in 1983, KCP International Japanese Language School is located in Shinjuku, the business, entertainment, and shopping center of Tokyo. The KCP campus is a short walk from Shinjuku-gyoenmae Station on the Marunouchi subway line. From there, a student has access to such Tokyo landmarks and attractions as the Japanese government buildings, Shinjuku and Yoyogi Parks, Meiji Shrine, Tokyo Tower, and popular student destinations including Shibuya and Harajuku. The school has been featured in many publications throughout Asia and is recognized as a leader in Japanese language education.

KCP International Japanese Language School provides an opportunity for serious students to achieve remarkable proficiency in Japanese. With a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1, KCP serves over 500 students per year. English-speaking staff provides language support, including special tutorials, in English if needed.

Semester and summer programs available.